Biological and Environmental Research - Earth and Environmental System Sciences
Earth and Environmental System Modeling

Tree mortality and Extreme Rainfall in the Amazon

Friday, December 14, 2018 - 13:40
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Mesoscale Convective Systems (MCS) are responsible for severe rainfall in the Amazon and can produce strong descending winds that can uprooting or break trees the most dominant mode of tree mortality in the Amazon. Our results show that severe rainfall help to explain the observed residence time of woody biomass and tree mortality in the Amazon.

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